In Australia, some manufacturers who target the vegetarian market will label their foods with the statement “suitable for vegetarians”; however, for foods intended for export to the UK, this labelling can be inconsistent because flavorings in ingredients lists do not need to specify if they come from animal origin. As such, natural flavor could be derived from either plant or animal sources.
Animal rights organizations such as Animal Liberation promote vegan and vegetarian diets. “Vegetarian Week” runs from 1–7 October every year, and food companies are taking advantage of the growing number of vegetarians by producing meat-free alternatives of popular dishes, including sausages and mash and Spaghetti Bolognese. According to a 2010 News poll Survey, 5% of Australians identify themselves as vegetarians with 2% actually eating a diet defined by the survey as vegetarian. Now, let’s take a moment to look at Australian celebrities who are vegetarians which are as follows: –
- PIPPA BLACK : Pippa Black is an Australian actress. From 2005 to 2009, Black played Elle Robinson in the soap opera ‘’Neighbors’’. Black is a vegetarian and she starred in an ad campaign for PETA Asia Pacific in 2007. Black donned a gown made entirely of lettuce leaves. She says “Vegetarianism is a positive step in order to help in stopping animal suffering; it’s also great for your health and the environment.”
- MICHAEL GUY CHISLETT : Michael Guy Chislett is an Australian born musician and producer. Michael Guy Chislett was born on 6 April 1982 in Skipton, Victoria, a small country town in Australia. Michael is a vegetarian. Chislett is a Christian and has been in several Christian bands, such as Hillsong United.
- ABBIE CORNISH : Abbie Cornish is an Australian actress and rapper, known for her film and television roles, particularly her award-winning lead performance in 2004’s Somersault, and internationally for her role as Fanny Brawne in Bright Star and her appearance as Sweet Pea in Sucker Punch. She also raps under the stage name Dusk. Having grown up with animals, she became vegetarian at the age of 13. In 2006 she became an ambassador for Australian animal rights group Voiceless, The Animal Protection Institute and has since been an outspoken advocate for animal protection, taking interviews and supporting Voiceless through her attendance at various events.
- MISSY HIGGINS : Melissa “Missy” Morrison Higgins is an Australian singer-songwriter, musician and actress. As a vegetarian, Higgins promoted the health benefits of not eating meat in a 2005 advertising campaign by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA); and has supported their anti-fur stance. She is interested in environmental issues and is involved with the Sierra Club, a grassroots organization based in California.
- SOPHIE MONK : Sophie Charlene Akland Monk is an English-born Australian singer, model and actress. In October 2007, Sophie began appearing in a campaign for PETA to promote people becoming vegetarian. Monk says “There’s no doubt in my mind that going vegetarian has made me feel better not only physically but also because I learned about the suffering of animals who are raised and killed for food. I feel good knowing that I’m not contributing to that”.
- DARREN HAYES : Darren Stanley Hayes is an Australian singer-songwriter. Hayes was the frontman and singer of the pop duo Savage Garden, whose 1997 album Savage Garden peaked at No. 1 in Australia, No. 2 in United Kingdom and No. 3 in United States. It spawned the singles “I Want You”, “To the Moon and Back”, and Australian and US No. 1 “Truly Madly Deeply”. The duo followed the success of their debut album with Affirmation (1999), which provided additional hits such as US No. 1 “I Knew I Loved You”, and Australian No. 3 “The Animal Song”. Savage Garden sold more than 23 million albums worldwide before parting ways in 2001.
- SHERIDYN FISHER : Sheridyn Fisher is a most popular Australian model, actress and successful business entrepreneur. “Easter is the perfect time to help bunnies – and pigs, chickens, cows and other animals – simply by choosing not to eat them,” says Fisher. “Vegetarian meals are healthy, humane and helpful to the environment, so they’re something everybunny can enjoy.
- XAVIER RUDD : Xavier Rudd is an Australian singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. He is well known on the music festival circuit in Australia, North America and throughout Europe. His fan base is particularly strong in Australia and in Canada, where he has recorded several albums and performed live shows. Rudd was nominated for PETA’s annual “World’s Sexiest Vegetarian Celebrity” award in 2007. In 2008, PETA named him sexiest Australian male vegetarian.
- PETER SINGER : Peter Albert David Singer is an Australian moral philosopher. He is currently the Ira W. DeCamp Professor of Bioethics at Princeton University, and a Laureate Professor at the Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics at the University of Melbourne. He is known in particular for his book, Animal Liberation (1975), a canonical text in animal rights/liberation theory. In his book Animal Liberation, Singer promoted a vegan diet against the killing of animals. The book received widespread support in the Animal Rights community. In it, he described that killing an animal is no different to killing a baby.
- ISABELLE CORNISH : Isabelle Cornish is an Australian actress known for her television roles, particularly in Puberty Blues, Home and Away and Dance Academy. She’s been up for leads in films such as 2014 Transformers film. and Kenneth Branagh’s Cinderella In early 2014, the actress filmed a drama pilot called ‘Sea of Fire’ in Vancouver, Canada. The actress was crowned Australia’s Sexiest Vegetarian 2013 by PETA Australia. The Puberty Blues actress also reveals she first went vegetarian at aged 13 after learning that not eating meat was a legitimate dietary option.
- RENEE SOMERFIELD : Renee Somerfield, the genetically-blessed Australian Model starring in a controversial new weight loss advert, has responded to the backlash against the campaign. Renee, who is a strict vegan, says “I’m vegetarian because I care about animals, I care about my health and I care about the environment”. Renee says. “You can live a happy and healthy life without harming others, so why wouldn’t you?”
- PETER SIDDLE : Peter Matthew Siddle is an Australian Test cricketer. He is a specialist right-arm fast bowler who plays for Victoria and Australia. Siddle is also a vegan. Siddle does a lot of charity work for Animals Australia’s campaign against factory farming, and for Edgar’s Mission, a sanctuary for farm animals, and for the Penguin Foundation, to “preserve and protect the little penguins on Phillip Island”. Siddle says. “I’ve always enjoyed friendships with animals.”
- SIA FURLER : Sia Furler is an Australian singer, songwriter and record producer. Sia, the four-time Grammy nominated singer, is known to share her home with several adopted dogs as a way of helping homeless pets. She has also been a part of the advertisement by PETA Asia-Pacific, where she featured with her dog, Panera, to encourage pet-neutering. Sia has won the PETA Australia’s Sexiest Celebrity Vegetarian award for 2014
- ELLIE GONSALVES : The Australian beauty Ellie Gonsalves is currently making her name in the world of modeling, as she has appeared as Maxim’s cover girl on three separate occasions. Combine this with the many projects she has outside the industry and suddenly you have a woman that is much more than just a pretty face. Ellie is a Global Ambassador for Wildlife Warriors and a huge advocate for the Australia Zoo. Sexy video of the Wildlife Warriors awareness campaign.
- RADHA MITCHELL : Radha Mitchell is an Australian actress born to a filmmaker father and a model mother. She began her career in acting in 1994 on an Australian soap opera show, Neighbors. Since she has appeared in numerous films. Radha Mitchell is vegetarian .